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president obama's former campaign manager david plouffe and steve schmidt talk about the 2012 election. both mr. playoff and mr. schmidt attended the university of delaware. >> welcome back to the national agenda program. i'm director for the center of political communication. this is the final program of the 2012 presidential election season. i'm very very pleased that all of you are here tonight and i know that's a tribute to our two guest speakers this evening. two years ago in the wake of the sha lacking president obama took in the midterm congressional elections, the architect of the president's 2008 victory david plouffe stood on this stage and predicted the electorate voting in 2012 would be more diverse and younger than it was just two years earlier. he talked then about the growing latino electorate and he predicted that the obama campaign in 2012 would have to take advantage of those demographic opportunities. plouffe also predicted on this stage that the american people in 2012 would have had enough of republicans who were like glenn beck, sara palin and rush limbaugh. we are just
government austerity on the rest of the country. all three collapsed in this election in 2012. now they have to decide which is strong enough to survive. my personal theory is the business wing was always the strongest and will be the surviving wing and you can hear that in the talk about loosening up on immigration. the business wing wants loser immigration rules. i think they're the one that's going to try to assert themselves but that's a cross purposes with the tea party wing that is dead set against immigration. >> don't trust the goodwill of the business community. the labor unions ought to be organizes, everybody comes in legal or not. the business community doesn't want real work, fast as they can and cheap as they can. >> to john about history. you and i remember i think back in 1988 as far back then, the democrats had won a race, this is a race, the key thing is not that you lose or lose by a lot, didn't lose by a huge amount, when you lose when you think you're going to win. that's when you rethink your party. just like dukakis, everybody thought he has it, going to work, the new
also at fault. >> mr. samaras has become an inseparable part of ms. merkel's election campaign. she cannot admit to the german people in the run-up to elections that she made a mistake, that she is responsible for the coming recession and that the greek debts must be cut. >> the german finance minister continues to reject that option. he says he was confident that an agreement would be reached when eurozone ministers meet next week. >> chancellor angela merkel said there was no easy solution to the problems in athens, but she said she was confident that eurozone finance ministers would release that next round of bailout money next week. >> the leader of the opposition, however, accused merkel of failing to reveal the true cost of the measures to help greece and said this made it impossible to pass germany's own budget. our political correspondent has been following the budget debate for us. the chancellor faced some tough criticism on her handling of the year of crisis. what more can you tell us? >> indeed, one of the main critical voices was that of the social democratic leader, an
under investigation for misuse of campaign funds and was facing a congressional ethics probe. he won re-election to the house in november. jackson's seat is now expected to be filled through a special election. mortgage rates in the u.s. fell to record lows this week-- helping to boost home sales. the average 30-year loan rate dropped to 3.3%, the lowest on record since records began in 1971. on wall street today stocks moved slightly higher ahead of the thanksgiving holiday. the dow jones industrial average gained 48 points to close under 12,837. the nasdaq rose nearly ten points to close above 2,926. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to judy. >> woodruff: and more now on the mid east story. will the cease fire reached today between israel and hamas, hold? and what about longer-term, more difficult issues between the two sides? ray suarez picks it up. >> suarez: i'm joined now by veteran diplomat and former ambassador nicholas burns. and hisham melhem, washington bureau chief for al arabiya tv. mr. ambassador, as you heard from the reporters earlier in the program, the shooti
three collapsed in this election in 2012. and now they've got to decide which of them is strong enough to survive. now, my personal theory is that the business wing was always the strongest wing and will be the surviving wing. you can hear that in this talk of loosening immigration. i think they're the ones who are going to try to assert themselves, but that's across purposes with the tea party wing that is dead set against immigration. so they're all cross-purposes. >> don't trust the good will of the business community. and by the way, the labor unions ought to be jumping out there organizing everybody comes into the country legal or not. secondly, the business community doesn't want real immigration. >> they want low wages. >> they want to get them in here as fast and as cheap as they can. let me go to john about history. you and i remember i think back in 1988, the democrats had won a race. now, this is a race -- the key thing is not that you lose. they didn't lose by a huge amount. it's when you lose when you think you're going to win. that's when you rethink your party. just line
polls this election year so wrong about the outcome? before november 6th most polls gave president obama clear edge over mitt romney but some polls that seemed to lean republican throughout the race favored the g.o.p. candidate. so much so that romney and his campaign staff many national republicans and fox news s" predicted the rates correctly said too many polls made too many assumption abouts the people they were attempting to poll. >> just going with what the data said instead of making assumptions is usually best practice when doing scientific survey. >> eliot: i'm joining with mark, senior editor of the "huffington post." thanks for joining us. >> thank you formation me un. >> eliot: polling is more than picking up the phone, calling 12 random people and adding up who said what? >> increasingly, when i started in this business 25 years ago you could do something like that. you could get a scientifically random sample, a few reasonable steps to make it rigorous and not have to do a whole lot of waiting or adjustment afterwards. now there have been a combination of things. lower resp
war and with elections they decided enough for now. >> this is a critical moment for the region. egypt posing new government is assuming the responsibility and leadership that has long made this country's " -- a cornerstone of regional stability and peace. >> the site of weapons supplied by the u.s. bombing arabs once again means that too much american craze is something that no leader in the american -- and no leader in the arab east wants right now. this morning as negotiations reached a critical stage, they were burying the night's dead. egypt is struggling to recreate itself. >> there has been a lot of cross border violence. there is no reason to oppose a new one either. not unless there is a change. >> @ gaudette's main hospital there was no -- more support from the east. libyans in turkey helping hamas believe that history is on its side. >> eight days have helped the hands of the zionist to submit to history. >> many more palestinians and israelis have been killed and wounded. death and injuries feel the same on either side. making a cease-fire in a conflict this bitter, which h
, caught up with polls. resort have seen in this election cycle. and i think with latinos we cite polling with specific issues but is that a better understanding of where they're coming from you will get an understanding of why they're answering the questions that way. but i believe with the latino community, we lost the latino vote because of immigration. if we would have a better position on immigration, from the get-go, from the primary governor romney would've been competitive and it would've been competitive in those battleground states where the latino vote was decisive. and, finally, we have to stop being rockefeller republicans. we are not the party of the 47%. you know, when governor romney said what he did last week that obama won because it gives to latinos and other minorities, that's insulting. latinas didn't vote for obama because obamacare. i think he is engaging obama in the same type of class warfare discussion that obama wants to have. i think we have to go back to the conservative populism of ronald reagan, which is to talk about the economy. but i would say something i
before when the early voting numbers look good for us. >> you thought it long before the election. i know that. [laughter] >> but i was pretty sure -- >> how long? could he have one after the first debate or where the forces in motion? >> sure, absolutely he could have one. -- won. it was competitive the entire way. i think governor romney could have one up until the end. i always believe in the fundamental truth, we were building the best grass roots campaign in modern political history. we had the best candidate and the best message. >> in a way, the story of this election is the degree to which replicated the 2008 results. many people thought that 2008 was a once-in-a-lifetime result. you came very close to replicating it. i think the most fascinating statistic is african-americans in ohio, 11% of the electorate, 15% this time. you found 200,000 more african- american voters who turned out for you. mitt romney lost the state by 103,000. that was the election, right there. finding those extra african american voters. >> let me back up. we won this election because of barack obama. peopl
own hanley work. will it's hope in the post election atmosphere this dynamic can change and mccain can proudly support his very own bill. let me close by saying i do think america is exceptional. it is the global melding pot, a place where the universal nation is being created. we may not do better in immigration than anyone before but we do assimilation better than anyone. people from all over the world come to this country and almost magically become real americans but part of being a real american is urging the country to look at its flaws and change them. let's get started. >>> as president obama readies for a second term, i wondered who could best shed light on the challenges he faces and how to deal with them. the president is an avid student of american history so i thought it was fitting to ask two great pulitzer prize-winning historians to sit down with me. robert carroll has written four biographies and jon meacham has a new book out on a twice elected president. the book is called "thomas jefferson: the art of power." listen in on my conversation with them. gentlemen, thank
. after that, more about the election with president obama's campaign master. later -- the evolution of facebook. >> the average new facebook user is in india or indonesia or brazil right now. they're using a mobile phone primarily to access facebook because they have not had access to a broad band connection. in a lot of cases there is not an infrastructure media of communications you have in the u.s. and lot of americans will leave me and say facebook is great for gossiping and to see what my friends are in for lunch, but if you were to talk to somebody in the middle east, maybe, you would hear a different story -- facebook was providing access to news, people that had unique access to information that they were not able to get out otherwise. you get a much more meaty story about what facebook means to them. >> facebook engineer chris cox with an insider's view of the company -- thanksgiving day on c-span. at 2:00 -- 2:00, chief justice john roberts. later, space pioneers and nash at -- nasa officials pay amash to the first man to walk on the moon, neil armstrong. >> federer reserv
. he is known for speaking his mind. he gave his latest opinion while preparing for a national election next month. he now leads a new opposition group. he made the remarks to foreign correspondents in tokyo. >> translator: it would be good to have a simulation on japan holding nuclear weapons because it can act as a deterrent. the decision of acquiring them or not can be decided later. >> he announced in april the tokyo government planned to the privately owned senkaku islands in the east china sea. they stepped in and nationalized the islands and china and taiwan claimed the territory and they have straightened relations. >>> a former japanese prime minister says he won't be running in the lower house election. he says he can't support some of the party ideas. the democratic party leadership plans to endorse candidates only if they accept certain policies. >> i feel a strong affection for the democratic party. i let the liberal democratic party to create the dpj. so this is a matter of great personal importance to me. >> he is opposed to japan joining the talks on the transpacific par
parties discuss ways to solve our nation's massive debt challenge." where after this election does the house speaker if you will get the political capital to take this tact? >> well, at first, i have to point out, it's not just the day after thanksgiving, this is during the lsu game that donna and i are here. >> go tigers. >> arkansas. yes, the big game. now as to john boehner, the issue here is many of the states are opting out of state exchanges. there was a quirk when they passed the law nancy pelosi said you have to pass the law to find out what was in it, what wasn't in it is a funding mechanism for federal exchanges. many of the states are skipping state exchanges paid for by an employer mandate to either fund health care insurance for employees 50 or more or to pay a fine in effect into a state exchange. the language for funding state exchanges isn't there for the federal exchanges. something like 15 to 20 states now are opting for the federal exchange so there's no funding mechanism. so the house has to revisit this. taxing legislation has to come through the house of repre
. [indiscernible] >> what matters is japan has an election december 16 and -- may be back. that was his strategy that if you put together a things -- i want to hear what you think -- i know you cannot talk one way or another about the prime ministers in your position, but this japan really need to invest in structures that balance -- are you worried, given your experience, you have to balance china much more vigorously than in the past? >> yes, most frequently asked questions for diplomats in japan is do we see china as a threat? our answer is, we would like to see china develop as a chance and not a threat. >> what do you think will really happen? what's there is the assumption that china continues to be an international stakeholder in the international community and respect the international order with other countries. on the assumption i think we can lock them china's advancement, the development in order to maintain the prosperity of east asia, while asia-pacific as a whole, it turned is very critical element. we want to embrace of china as a kind of source of the prosperity in the region. i
and fracking and what he says on over regulati and the dollar a year salary. now thathe election is over, will the keystone pipeline timely win approval? transcanada recently submitted a new plan to the government, and i spoke with the ceo of transcanada all about tt plan as well as his expectations of the billions spent so far will be worth it, and that the pipeline will prevail. plus, wall street got the blues. u.s. debt mounts and tax hikes andrew the corner. guess what? there's plenty of ways to make money, even in an obama econy. we have all the information you need to rake it in, even when they say it's not, it's always about money. ♪ >> starting off, oil and energy, hosting money from houston, i sat down for an exclusive one-and-one with the ceo and co-founder of ki in, -- kinder morgan. we focus on the future of the energy business and natural gas. this is what he said. >> we need to have a level playing field. we need to have, in the energy field, for example, we he just tremendous opportunities, particularly in the natural gas area. we got a game changer here. we got a fuel t
with that in the past and the president was elect today stand up for the united states, that's what this is, a problem for our country and for our-- >> and do you believe that president obama, if this tax comes down the pipe from the united nations, he will say we're not paying? get off our backs? >> there's been no talk about it. it's hard to imagine. there's no precedent for it and it's rank speculation, i can't see it happen. that's not what we're talking about. >> would he defend our interest by saying we will not sign on to a u.n. carbon tax, did he do that? >> i think he'll defend our interest by saying it's time we good up for a grave and gathering threat. stuart: the question is simple, bob. >> i'm not trying it elude your question. stuart: you're not directly answering the question. if the united nations comes up with some form of carbon tax climate change, call it a tax, call it a fee. and the u.n. diverted towards climate change movement, if they come up with that kind of demand for our money, do you think that president obama will say, you're not getting it, get lost? >> i think he would,
another what made this happen? >> this year's election was a turning point for americans and our movement for fairness and for justice under the law. and i think president obama has proven once and for all that elected officials can take a strong stance in favor of lgbt fairness and not fear backlash from the voters. i'm not talking about his marriage equality, which is historic, his agencies put through dozens and dozens of changes things like hospital visitation, no discrimination in housing, and despite these wonderful advance there is was no backlash. the republicans didn't use this as a wedge issue. they didn't run ads on it. they didn't bring it up at the debate. there was silence. it means that we as gay americans, we're wedge no more. >> eliot: expanding rights for gays and lesbians, and now it's the ballot box where the public by majority vote say we're believe in this conception of civil rights. it's a fundamental and very historic wonderful thing to see. there is this gaping hole in federal law. explain why it is still there and what we wanted to do about it. >> congress for ma
about hurricane sandy. the republican responses by the newly elected chairwoman of the house republican conference. she also talked about thanksgiving and said republicans were ready to work with president obama to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. obama talked about of the obama family, i want to wish everybody a very happy thanksgiving. for us, this is a day full of ta family, i want to wish everybody a very happy thanksgiving. for us, this is a day full of family and>> on behalf friends,d football. it is a date to fight the urge to take a nap, at least until after dinner. most of all, it is a time to give thanks for each other and for the bounty we enjoy in this country. that is important this year. we have just emerged from a campaign season that was passionate, noisy, and vital to our democracy. it also required us to make choices. sometimes that led us to focus on what sets us apart rather than ties us together. thanksgiving is a chance to put it all in perspective. to remember that, despite our differences, we are americans first and foremost. today we give thanks for blessings t
elected president, morsey was. and now he, they believe, has become no different than mubarak. >> yesterday, the former assistant secretary of defense spoke out on what's happening there. >> president obama is really stuck now. that is is, he wants to court morsey but now that morsey is acting extra illegally, he he is almost forcing president obama to have to rebuke him publicly. and the question is whether president obama will do. so. >> >> we probably should have been quicker to reserve the praise. susan rice was the first one who spoke out immediately praising mohammed morsey. to charles krauthammer's point, it's the money that we hold power in all of this over a billion dollars a year goes to egypt. maybe that's something that the united states holds on to. s and congressman that want to defund egypt entirely. that money probably ought to be held back. >> they're the people once again making their demands. can you see from the videos here. >> looks like the arab spring, right? >> remember what happened in to your knowledge and spilled into egypt. this all started here an
in the u.s. markets after the election on november 6th. we're back to -- >> we have a crack data team, don't we? we ask, they perform. thank you very much. >>> from california to florida, walmart workers have been staging protests at various locations across the country. but, is that keeping shoppers away? we'll go live to a walmart store in maryland for the latest action on that. >>> plus, we'll tell you six ways to find the best deals out there. all it takes is your fingers and a mobile device. >>> up next -- fiscal cliff getting closer and closer every single day. one member of our panel says there is no way the lawmakers will hash out a deal by the end of the year. what does that mean for stocks? stick around to find out. [ male announcer ] this is steve. he loves risk. but whether he's climbing everest, scuba diving the great barrier reef with sharks, or jumping into the market, he goes with people he trusts, which is why he trades with a company that doesn't nickel and dime him with hidden fees. so he can worry about other things, like what the market is doing and being ready, no mat
and run amok and it has become of bully. >>host: november 2012 what did those elections clarify? >>guest: lot that we need to do something to grow as as a party and are in danger of becoming a dinosaur if we cannot figure out what they want in doing gland and around the great lakes purposely cannot figure out what they want we will not win as a party. i think they are conservative and we should balance the budget but they don't think we should be at war all the time. say one more tolerance to put people in prison for possession of marijuana comment to see more local judges, less present time. i am not encouraging people to use marijuana but don't think they should be in jail for it either. >>host: we did a long interview on your first book you can see that on book tv's.org. the premise? >> the tea party goes to washington and. with the tea party movement probably the biggest happen in 40 years. hundreds of thousands of people were showing up and it transformed the way we think that people began to question the law that was passed as obamacare
to get reelected and it's not only the german elections that are around the next corner. everybody has to keep facing their own taxpayers. so i think they'll keep doing it with a combination rather than taking all the bitter medicine. either there is a default or the countries that have given the money have to write-off their debt. on one side or the other, it has to go because obviously greece can't pay back, at least not to the extent that they would have to pay back. they might limp through some measures. there was also talk about an interest rate moratorium for up to ten years. a lowering of interest rates. of course that way you can ease the burden a bit, but ultimately there will have to be a public sector haircut of some sort and a substantial one other than that you can't get any relief from the debt front. >> you're also still in brussels because we have budget talk. let's remind ourselves what david cameron is saying about his opposition to increasing those budgets. >> clearly at a time when we're making difficult decisions at home, it is quite wrong for there to be proposals
substantive proposal by an elected official that actually achieves the target of $4 trillion in deficit reductions in a balanced way. >> is there a consensus around that? is there consensus among all parties that $4 trillion is the goal docks "that is the president's goal talking about the longer-term issues -- is that the goal? >> that is the president will talking about the fiscal cliff challenges. he has described that going backed to the spring and summer 2011 as a big deal. it would help put us on a sustainable path that helped create the kind of ratio of deficit to gdp that alan krueger and others have been an discussing. that is his goal. when we talk about the longer- term deficit reduction targets, the near term target, one that could be resolved tomorrow if the house so desired, would be to pass the extension of the middle class tax cuts which would remove a substantial portion of the fiscal cliff right away and would give certainty to consumers and retailers right away. the president, as he has repeatedly, urges the house to do that. we should not hold the middle class hostag
a bully. someone has to stand up to a bully. >> november 2012, post-election. the 2012 elections clarify for you? >> well, that we as republicans need to do something to grow as a party. we are in danger of becoming a dinosaur if we don't figure out what people want out on the west coast, new england, around the great lakes. solid blue. and so we figure out what people want we're not the right to win again as a party. >> what do you think they want. >> i think they are conservative. they think we should balance our budget, but i also think they don't think we should be at war everywhere all the time. the one little more tolerance in policy as far as putting people in prison for possession of marijuana. think it would like to see more local judges take care of that, less prison time. i'm not in favor of encouraging people to use marijuana, but i also don't think we should be putting people in jail for another. >> this is your second book. redid along former interview on your first book. you can watch that at booktv.org. the premise of that first book. >> the first book was the tea party g
to talk about him a little bit. we arrange this, i think, because we figured post-election would be a really good slow news time to come out to arizona. god knows, we could not predict the director of the cia would resign this week and the worst hurricane or storm to hit new york for 100 years hit two weeks before. i am really proud of the election coverage, which was on the tail end of the storm coverage. and i was proud of the storm coverage. you have hundreds of people reject as a one of the great things for e students to look forward to. when you are with a terrific news organization. i love what i saw here in terms of the broadcast being put on and everybody putting on what as one of the greatest facilities i have seen. the spirit -- you will see it and the local newspaper -- how important it is we are still public servants. i think so much of what happens in a news today, people forget that. they forget -- you are here as a public service. that is an important part of what we do. the idea that everybody of the hundreds of people that work at cbs news during the crazy week o
of hamas even though hamas is democratically elected. there's a lot of people who just want a solution and want to get on with their lives and be able to feed their families. unemployment is ridiculously high. 40%. it could be a great city. it's got a coastline, beaches. and yet it is -- there's just no such thing as regular life. >> so when we see them on the streets right now celebratory gunfire, they're so happy, they're smiling, they're relieved this is at least for now over. >> and to even be relieved to be out of their homes. i have not seen the streets crowded like that. streets were virtually empty. if you drive at all at night, you drive extremely fast. you never know where a rocket's going to go because you never knew where hamas may be, where they may have an installation or office. i think one of the most disturbing images i saw and i want to warn viewers we have images that we'll show you but it is very disturbing to watch, a group of hamas men on motorcycles dragging the body of an alleged collaborator down a main street in gaza city. >> an israeli collaborator. >> allege
quickly rose to be the voice of democracy in burma, creating the national league for democracy. elections followed in 1990, where her party won 80% of the seats. that joy quickly turned to tragedy. the military junta nullified the election and arrested aung san suu kyi. she would spend the better part of two decades under house arrest, unable even to visit her dying has been -- husband. in 1996, i recall being approached to sponsor a burma sanctions bill. sanctions were only loosened in july of this year. senator mcconnell later became one of aung san suu kyi's chief advocates in the senate and we continued to work on behalf of the people in burma. in 2003, following an assassination attempt, senator mcconnell and i worked to pass an important and that remains in place today, an effort to bring about further reform. and i must say, burma is extremely lucky to have a champion mike aung san suu kyi. in the face of violence, harassment, intimidation, she has never wavered in her pursuit of human rights. she celebrates the release of political prisoners, including the approximately 90 release
that existed between the u.s. and peru since the election to power there. the main newspaper in lima noted profound significance of the passion. the human warmth, this is gone the norm of international courtesy. they appreciated the using and concern that she demonstrated in the senior sorrow. on the departure she was awarded the grand cross of the order of the son. even "the washington post which rarely had much positive to say admitted he had threaded her way among potential sources of trouble with skill. epitomizing the simple human response required by the tragedy the editorial continued she exceeded in communicating to the peeve began she met a desire to help. and do so with a great task for which she deserved much credit. if the trip to peru shows a potential for her to serve as good will pass. ambassador the trip to africa the following year showed her determination. in early january, 1972, pat set out on an eight-day 10-,000 mile trip to the african continent. she visited many places. the primary mission of the trip was to participate in the inauguration of william. the new preside
to this personally because now that i am an elected official the corley woman serving on that body and the first woman of color on that body's 102 year history. [applause] >> why does that matter? why is that relevant? i appreciate the applause, nothing to do with a personal achievement. it is the collective and shared victory for all of us. it means the solutions we are developing in government are more comprehensive and fully informed because of the different perspective so i thought a great deal about this issue of attraction and retention but more than that, how do we keep native bostonians? we were losing young people who were raised here and going somewhere else. they do come back and go on this pilgrimage to see what else is out there but they do come back. to the point about social venues this is an issue i am working on. we have 22 distinctive neighborhoods and is easy to be very siloed and what young professionals are looking for and what i was looking for and found when i went outside my campus community is community and human connections and restaurants are revolutionary in this way.
following the election, house speaker john boehner himself came out and said, we're willing to consider revenues as long as it's not done by raising rates. and so in some ways, the republicans have kind of made clear over the last several weeks that they're willing to move away from this pledge, fredricka. >> so does that help make some lawmakers and the administration feel rather optimistic that they will indeed be able to reach a deal in the next few weeks? >> well, certainly everyone's saying that they're optimistic. you'll remember that meeting that congressional leadership had with the president the friday before thanksgiving, leaders from both parties and both chambers met with the president. coming out of that meeting they said lots of positive things, said it was constructive. everyone knows where each side stands. i know we all know there's been work that's being done behind the scenes. the real question is what's going to happen in the immediate future? and also, when is congressional leadership going to meet with the president again? those are the things we're looking out for
are needed. he was elected after the ball of mubarak. >> the family of hector macho cam yacho made a painful decision tonight. a short time ago his mother announced she'll have doctors remove her son from life support once her son arrived to the hospital. the 50-year-old was shot on tuesday night as he sat in a car with a friend,. friend was killed. doctors declared him clinically brain dead, family members battled over whether to remove him from life support. his son said his dad was a boxer and they're going to let him fight for his life. can wants mexico to be remaimed mexico. it was adopted in 1824. he has just a week left in the term. according to newspapers critics think the name should be changed to fraudland, reflecting corruption in his administration. >> another line live is returning to normal in new york city. tomorrow morning the gas rationing system put gis plk83 in the wake of the storm will be lifted. 85% of the gas stations in manhattan are now running. during the past three weeks, drivers have been allowed to gas up every other day based on whether their plate ends with an
or the investment grade because of their low rating quality, low quality. we have an election two weeks from today in american voters have a clear choice that is going to vote for greater government support or are they going to let the private sector manage on its own? as an indicator, all we have to do is look at north dakota where it is 3% because of all the hater fracturing for oil and natural gas going on a privately held land. every state wants to be like north dakota. it is interesting that mitt romney would default the decisions as to whether to explore homeland or not to the individual states. he let each individual states decide. virginia for example that wants to look for oil off its coast would be allowed to do so. that permission was revoked by the obama administration even that was granted by the bush administration previously. everybody wants to get sources of energy in their states for not only to be able to get the jobs of getting it out, but attract criminal and manufacturing companies with low prices. so this is the choice we will have before us and to meet sees clearly the the w
a bigger factor in the election, different questions senators were asked or other qualities they should focus on in the confirmation hearings that they don't now focus on in the hearings? >> right, although, i thought the confirmation hearing worked out well in the end -- [laughter] it is not a very edifying process. i mean, the formula is very well established. senators ask questions about current hot topics they want to lay out a position op. they know the nominee can want properly answer the question.( the no , ma'am see -- no , ma'am -- no , nominee says i can't answe, and they say i still can't answer that question, and then the senator's time runs out, and another senator does the same thing. [laughter] it is not useful in any way, and other than to allow the senators to convey their views on a particular issue, that's not what it was intended to do.ú now, it's presumptuous of me, but it's more useful to ask a question the nominee can answer. along the lines say, you know, what is your view of the role of the supreme court under the constitution? people have different views, an
.s. presidential election. the cftc is saying entrade has illegally facilitated bets on future economic data, gold prices and even acts of war. the agency says they're option and can only be traded on regulated exchanges. lehman brothers has striked a deal to sell arch stone to equity residential for just over $6 billion. arch stone owns 45,000 apartment units and the sale closes a rocky five year chapter for lehman which took the company private in 2007 only to see its value plumb met when the u.s. housing market collapsed. auditors now say arch stone was a major contributor to lehman's dehe miz. >>> moodys is sticking with a stable outlook for india. the agency mentioned a list of positives including india's high savings and investment rates, large diverse economy, but moody's did warn of credit challenges posed by india's weak infrastructure, high government debt and inflation. also under pressure partly due you to the country's strong reliance on imported crude. india is the world's fourthimpo may be some relief in sight. cnbc has more on the story live from new delhi. >> so this is a really b
ever. after many hear their elected leader has driven the wedge deeper and wider. at dawn, there were more tents and protesters around tahrir square, but that didn't stop clashes with police, where protesters blocked traffic defying president mohamed morsi's orders. after morsi declared sweeping powers for himself, leaving him above the law. >> translator: we are here because the goals of the revolution have yet to be achieved. >> reporter: morsi told his supporters he had to take radical measures to protect the revolution. and fast track a new constitution being written by a mostly islamist assembly, after which he said he'd give up those powers. yes, he might be a dictator for the time being, but these powers will be transferred to an elected parliament, he said. but the decrees have triggered protests and riots across the nation. dozens were injured in alexandria when angry youth stormed and set fire to morsi's muslim brotherhood headquarters. this action makes him a dictator even more than hosni mubarak, he said. critics call it a power grab, after brokering a cease fire deal in g
-mile-an-hour rag ga school board president explains his decision to resign 24 hours after he was re-elected. dexter louie says the decision as to step down was painful. he may have had a conflict of interest concerning a child abuse lawsuit against two former teachers. some of his relatives spoke on behalf of one of the suspects. >>> berkeley police are hoping that you can help them catch a cigarette thief. this man is suspected of breaking into several stores in the past month. he is also suspected of burglarizing businesses in neighboring cities. investigators say he smashes windows to get inside and gets what he is after and then leaves in a hurry. >>> a wedding mystery we told you about yesterday has been solved. fremont police have found the owner of a lost wedding photo album and that album was inside a briefcase along the road outside a preschool. police believe it was taken from a storage unit that had been broken into and the thieves they just tossed it. the owner was eventually traced all the way to india. it's so cool they got it back to the couple. >> i assume they are still married. >>
but in the beginning you have this theory romantic kind of relationship. even when his first elected to congress any rights or letters from his first trip abroad, the letters are filled with all these vision for this is what's going to happen when we come back. they have this wonderful nursery. i checked out the ship. we can take trisha down there. we look oco the site of europe. for years he promised to take her to europe. it didn't actually happen as a vacation until 1963. but he was so promising that he was going to happen. does that answer your question i ask you think we have time for just one work question. >> i'm curious to know a little bit about her family born in nevada. what did your father do their? why did he move to california? what were his parents late, her mother's parents late? >> okay, now we are getting into a tricky area. so her father was the son of irish immigrants and he had traveled around sn -- she had done a lot of different things. he would kind of talk to her about these adventures. he had been a minor. her mother was a first-generation german immigrant and hermit there
obama was elected was a call to not only in the war in iraq, which he did, but also as he put it, he claims he would and the mindset that leads to war. unfortunately quite the opposite has happened. we have had an expansion of wars particularly through the drawn wars and one of the things that is so ironic about that is that along with all of the deaths of civilians and frankly people who are on those lists for reasons that we don't always know when we don't know who put them on the list, where it is that intelligence come from and how reliable is that? it's usually problematic on a host of levels but particularly the level of civilians who are killed for no reason these drone strikes and how that antagonizes people across these countries. that is exactly the opposite of the idea of looking for new ways to solve the conflict, ways of looking at ways to avoid the mindset. this is exactly reflecting the mindset of war. so this in my view is the biggest violation if you will of the promises that president obama made from the time he was elected four years ago. >> host: let's go to marcy
has been widely called the most presidential election of our lifetimes given that the choice between the two men running for office is very, very different. as we're in the final days, let me ask you this last question. do you see greater challenges facing cities, boston in the particular, under a mitt romney presidency as opposed to a continued barack obama presidency, and, ed, i'm going to start with you. >> i think the track record of the national government with cities is very, very weak, and i think that that's true under both parties. occasionally, very well meaning but weak, and occasionally not so well meaning but weak. and i think that's the larger challenge, how to create an urban agenda that actually makes sense. one that doesn't and, again, you know, this means pushing back on policies that mean massive spending on highways with general tax revenues. i mean, president obama's the most urban president we've had since ted key roosevelt in many -- teddy roosevelt in many ways. the latest highway bill, we had a mass infusion of general revenues instead of gas taxes to pay for
from under the public '. this school board, the elected officials does not have a -- does not have the ability to pour -- to pull the charter. perhaps there will be an analogous critique. i wonder if standards or other mechanism is a way to address that critique? you talk about accountability in terms outcome measures and so on, but the broader critique about governance, i wonder about that. >> i think the governor and its -- i think the government's question is an important one. by a large, but different states to charter's operating differently, there is still some public entity granting the charter to operate the school. it may or may not be the local school board, some boards can be and are a charter of the riser, but part of the goal of the innovation there was to get some ability outside the local jurisdiction to grant the right to open and run a school. i think the larger question is less about where the locus of governance is, although that will remain an important issue. it really is about that transparency performance data regardless of an uprising agency or entity. do we
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